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Position: Senior Gender Scientist – Strategic Research


Location; Nairobi
Job description
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Senior Gender Scientist – Strategic Research to contribute to ILRI’s gender team by leading areas of change in gender and livestock. The position will focus on delivering evidence and interventions to partners and policymakers to enable positive outcomes for livestock keepers and owners.
ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org
Responsibilities
Research development and support
  • Develop and lead emerging research themes on gender and livestock by producing high-quality evidence, research and approaches to be taken up by partners and policymakers;
  • Provide guidance to ILRI and partners, including by being proactive in providing options and opportunities for ILRI to integrate gender strategic research within its research;
  • Coordinate and lead engagement with partners and policymakers;
  • Critically review gender research outputs to ensure that they are of the highest quality, meet international standards and are impact oriented;
  • Contribute to and lead preparation of submissions for research proposals; and
  • Coordinate and supervise research assistants and consultants working on these topics.
Outreach
  • Publish scientific papers and communicate with the scientific community;
  • Use multimedia and social media for outreach to the general public;
  • Participate in national and global events related to gender and livestock; and
  • Work with ILRI’s communications team to support communicating new knowledge.
Qualifications
  • A PhD in a social science (geography, anthropology, sociology, development studies, economics, political economy) or substantial and long-term development experience on relevant topics; and
  • At least eight years of experience in managing research or research-for-development projects in developing countries and supporting gender-sensitive, inclusive and pro-poor objectives in agriculture and natural resource management.
  • A proven ability to provide innovative thinking within gender and agriculture, a willingness to work with biophysical scientists and proven ability to apply methods and approaches to achieve effective integration of gender within ILRI’s livestock mandate;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience with working in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments in relevant geographies;
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publications;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and undertake fieldwork;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • On-the-ground experience in South Asia, sub-Saharan African and/or Southeast Asia;
  • Networks in research, including at the grassroots level in Africa and/or Asia; and
  • Experience in fundraising.
How to apply
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking here before 2 March 2020. The position title and reference number REF: SGS/02/2020 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

Position: Gender Scientist – Co-Production of Intervention
Job description
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Gender scientist to contribute to ILRI’s gender team by supporting its growing portfolio of research on gender and livestock and livestock’s contributions to empowerment. The position will focus on delivering evidence and interventions to partners and policymakers to enable positive outcomes for livestock keepers and owners.
ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org
Responsibilities
Research development and support
  • Provide support to the ILRI gender team by producing high-quality evidence, research and approaches on thematic areas within gender and livestock;
  • Provide advice and guidance to ILRI and partners, including by being proactive in providing options and opportunities for ILRI scientists to integrate gender within their research;
  • Take a lead on research on gender and livestock feeds and forages;
  • Ensure gender research outputs are of high quality, meet international standards and are impact oriented;
  • Participate and contribute to preparing submissions for research proposal; and
  • Coordinate and supervise research assistants and consultants working on these topics.
Capacity building
  • Prepare and conducts training for practitioners, national research organizations, government officials and civil society.
Outreach
  • Publish scientific papers and communicate with the scientific community;
  • Use multimedia and social media for outreach to the general public;
  • Participate in national and global events related to gender and livestock;
  • Work with ILRI’s communications team to communicate new knowledge.
Qualifications
  • A PhD in a social science (geography, anthropology, sociology, development studies, economics, political economy) or substantial and long-term development experience on relevant topics; and
  • At least five years of experience in managing research or research-for-development projects in developing countries and supporting gender-sensitive, inclusive and pro-poor objectives in agriculture and natural resource management.
  • A willingness to work with biophysical scientists and a proven ability to apply methods and approaches to achieve effective integration of gender within ILRI’s livestock mandate;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience with working in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments in relevant geographies;
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publications;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and undertake fieldwork; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • On-the-ground experience in South Asia, sub-Saharan African and/or Southeast Asia;
  • Networks in research, including at the grassroots level in Africa and/or Asia; and
  • Experience in fundraising.
How to apply
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above before 2 March 2020. The position title and reference number REF: GS/03/2020 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

Position: Graphics Recorder & Whiteboard Animator
Location: Nairobi
Consultancy Fee:  Lumpsum or by mutual agreement
Post location:  Consultant’s base, with travel to workshop venues
Duration:  Maximum 60 working days
Expected places of travel: Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda
Job description
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a graphic recorder (cartoonist) and whiteboard animator to document several 2-day workshops focusing on visioning and development pathways for sustainable livestock systems under the Program for Climate Smart Livestock Systems. These workshops will be taking place through 2020 in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR Research Centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.
Responsibilities
The graphic recorder/whiteboard animator (consultant) will be expected to document the process over the 2 days of each workshop, in conjunction with the lead facilitator, and to provide high quality physical and digital images within one week of each event. It is also preferable if the graphic recorder were able to develop a whiteboard video from their drawings, but if not, it is expected that they would work in conjunction with a whiteboard video designer to develop a video of the process and outcome.
The consultant would be expected to be there for the duration of the workshops and preferably also the day before each workshop for a briefing. There will also be a series of calls with the project team in the lead up to the event and potentially a face-to-face meeting depending on travel costs.
Tentative dates for the workshops
Ethiopia
National: March 16 -17, 2020
Two Local workshops: Dates to be determined, after September
Kenya
National: Dates to be determined, November
Two local workshops: Dates to be determined
  • Kajiado: (April/May)
  • Western Kenya: (April/May)
Uganda
National: September 15-16
One local workshop in South West Uganda: June 9-11
Final Products/ Expected outputs
  • Eight graphic recordings (One per workshop)
  • Three whiteboard videos (One from each country case)
Qualifications
  • Experience in documenting complex workshop processes that involve groupwork
  • Fluency in English and preferably an ability to communicate in kiSwahili/Amharic/Luganda
  • Willingness to work together with the convening and facilitation team to see how best to capture the events
  • Willingness to travel to workshop locations in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda
  • Ability to make a whiteboard video from the images generated during the process
  • It is preferable that the graphics recorder be the same individual as the whiteboard animator, although individuals with either skill are welcome to apply
How to apply
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above before 17 February 2020. The application should also include online links to portfolios or related work samples i.e images from graphic recording and whiteboard videos. The position title and reference number C/ SLS/01/2020 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

Position: Research Associate
Location: Nairobi
Job description
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a two (2) Research Associates to provide research support to the Gender Team at ILRI. This includes providing literature review, setting up studies, doing field work, data collection, analysis, synthesizing research findings and writing reports on gender and livestock, related to gender and livestock.
ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org
Responsibilities
  • Support multiple projects worldwide to integrate gender in project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment, and control quality of outputs
  • Plan and carry out field research in the programme’s target countries, by utilising a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Contribute to the implementation, reporting and communication (using a variety of channels) of research on gender and livestock
  • Contribute to the development of approaches and tools for integrating gender within ILRI
  • Contribute to the development and testing of gender and equity indicators for monitoring and evaluating livestock research and development projects
  • Conduct literature review focused on gender and agriculture/livestock
  • Lead the preparation of draft peer reviewed articles, research reports, briefs, blog posts and other communication products including gender checklists and research materials for website content and publication
  • Present data to other scientists and audiences
  • Supervise temporary staff
Qualifications
  • MSc in a social science (geography, anthropology, sociology, development studies, economics, political economy) with an emphasis on gender and experience in collecting, analysing and summarizing gender research into publications.
  • Familiarity with gender and livestock system issues and challenges
  • Good analytical skills and experience of using packages for data analysis
  • Experience in producing project reports, training manuals and peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-regional teams and partners with members drawn from a diverse range of nationalities, cultures and scientific disciplines
  • Ability to work under pressure, often to tight deadlines without compromising the quality of deliverables
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to work with little or no supervision
  • Experience in informal and formal capacity development of colleagues and partners
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in a second language, Spanish or French, is an advantage)
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to travel frequently, often to rural areas in developing countries
How to apply
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking here before 17 February 2020. The position title and reference number REF: RA/01/2020 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
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